CFA Day Forum Registration Now Open

Speaking of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA), their annual CFA Forum and Lobby Day in Washington DC has been scheduled and registration is now open.  CFA Lobby Day presents an exceptional opportunity for members to speak with their Senators and Representatives in Congress and advise them of the issues and concerns of the franchising…

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DC Next To Tee Up Styrofoam Ban

In the wake of California banning polystyrene cups and food containers, we saw a number of cities follow suit: Seattle Washington, Amherst and Brookline in Massachusetts, then Portland Maine considered it but ultimately withdrew the proposal and a host of other cities have been considering a ban.  Now, the nation’s capital has teed up the…

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The Fifth Annual CFA Day Forum

The fifth annual CFA Day Forum, held at the Fairmont in Washington, D.C. from July 9-10, was a huge success. Members of 14 associations gathered with vendors, franchise attorneys and government officials to talk about issues that affect franchisees and topics of pertinence to small business owners. During their visit to Capitol Hill, CFA attendees…

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Tell it to the Members: CFA Day Forum puts Franchisees on Capitol Hill

From minimum wage to paid sick leave to health care reform, issues debated in legislative arenas this year stand to have a greater impact on small business owners than ever before. More and more small business owners are recognizing the importance of communicating their concerns directly with elected officials—at all levels. Since 2009, franchise owners…

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New Laws and Regulations Threaten Franchisee Profitability

DDIFO Working to Leverage Collective Strength to Protect Franchise Owners When this issue went to press, franchisees in New Jersey were looking at a possible 17 percent increase in the state’s minimum wage. In Florida, state regulators are auditing Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees to be sure they are complying with sales tax regulations. And in Illinois,…

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Plotwatt to Present to White House and DOE on Green Button Initiatives

DDIFO Sponsor Plotwatt, the Durham based Technology Company that provides energy management solutions to businesses and homeowners throughout the United States, has been invited to present its data, technology innovations, and results to the White House Office of Technology and the Department of Energy as part of the Green Button Initiative. The DOE’s Green Button…

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Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owners Seek Greater Influence in Washington

John Motta has a passion for politics. The Chairman of the new Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owners Federal Political Action Committee (DDFO FedPAC) has never run for office, nor does he plan to. Motta operates a 20-store network in New Hampshire and Virginia; he’s been a Dunkin’ franchisee since 1980. But, his passion is quite evident when he talks about the political efforts for which he’s volunteered.

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Senate Votes to Repeal the 1099 Requirement for Business from Healthcare bill

Examiner.com reports that Small business cheered yesterday as a bi-partisan vote in the Senate took place to repeal the 1099 requirement that was placed into the massive Healthcare bill passed last year. This requirement had been seen as a massive ‘tax’ on both people, and small businesses as it would have required anyone performing any transaction equaling or exceeding $600.00 to issue a 1099 form as part of the process.

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